FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A COMPOUND?
Compounded medicines (compounds) are custom-formulated to provide an alternative when commercially prepared medicines do not address your specific needs.
Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available do not meet the needs of many patients, and that these patients often have a better response to a customized dosage form that is “just what the doctor ordered”.
Our compounding pharmacists can prepare:
unique dosage forms containing the best dose of medication for each individual.
medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as transdermal
gels, troches, “chewies”, and lollipops.
medications free of problem-causing excipients such as dyes, sugar, lactose, or alcohol.
combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
medications that are not commercially available.
WHY WOULD I NEED A COMPOUNDED PREPARATION?
There are several reasons why you might need a compounded medication:
The medication you need isn’t produced commercially
The medication must be tailored to a specific dosage
The medication must be delivered through an altered chemical method
The medication must avoid allergies to ingredients found in non-compounded drugs
DO YOU FILL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR NON-COMPOUNDED DRUGS?
Yes! We do everything that a basic pharmacy does, and more!
HOW DO I OBTAIN A COMPOUNDED PREPARATION?
Your physician must prescribe it to you and either write you a prescription or call our pharmacy. Then, you must place an order with us.